Tag: Automated Vehicles

  • August 17th, 2022

The deployment of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies may hold health and safety benefits for drivers across the driving lifespan (>18 years of age). However, up until now, the perceptions of such drivers about AVs have not been examined with a combined approach of using surveys and pre- and post-exposure to the actual technology. Lived experiences […]

  • July 25th, 2022

The ongoing semiconductor chip shortage has some new car buyers looking over their shoulders. Not for good deals, but for oncoming traffic. Automakers struggling to build vehicles during the supply crisis of these essential components have had to remove a variety of electronic features from their vehicles to keep the assembly lines moving over the past […]

  • July 13th, 2022

Little is known about how driving performance and attention change over time with increased automation. The current study assessed the effect of varying levels of vehicle automation on driver performance over time. Participants gained experience with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) across four sessions in the driving simulator. The specific driver assistance system was manipulated […]

  • March 23rd, 2022

DETROIT – Federal vehicle safety regulators have cleared the way for the production and deployment of driverless vehicles that do not include manual controls such as steering wheels or pedals. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday issued final rules eliminating the requirement that cars with automated driving systems, or self-driving vehicles, include […]

  • March 23rd, 2022

On September 15–17, 2021, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (AAA Foundation) convened a three-day virtual forum, the fourth in the series of forums on the impact of vehicle technologies and automation on users. Consistent with past forums, the main objective was to gather representatives and experts from the research community, government, and industry to […]

  • February 18th, 2022

Objective: Automatic emergency braking (AEB) that detects pedestrians has great potential to reduce pedestrian crashes. The objective of this study was to examine its effects on real-world police-reported crashes. Methods: Two methods were used to assess the effects of pedestrian-detecting AEB on pedestrian crash risk. Vehicles with and without the system were examined on models […]

  • November 29th, 2021

With inexpensive sensor technologies and integrated control systems becoming widespread in the automotive industry, platooning has emerged as a viable method for reducing fuel and energy consumption of vehicles, particularly within the heavy-duty trucking sector. In this report, we computationally analyzed the effect of platooning on semi-trucks with regards to aerodynamic drag using computational fluid […]

  • September 15th, 2021

Connected and Automated Vehicle Education Connected and Automated Vehicle education (CAVe) seeks to provide community colleges, trade schools, universities, and other academic stakeholders with unique tools and resources for the development of an intelligent transportation workforce. See the resources here.

  • August 20th, 2021

Older adults (>65 years) account for almost 20% of the population in the United States and prefer driving as their primary mode of transportation but are at greater risk for crash-related injuries and death, compared to younger drivers. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) may hold health and safety benefits for older drivers if this segment of the […]